Friday, May 28, 2010

Review: mark. Tops & Skirt

As you probably read in my last post, I went ahead and ordered the mark. 2-pack of tops and reversible skirt from want-it Wednesday. To my delight, they arrived today (already! woah!) and I instantly decided that I needed to throw them on and test them out to see what I thought.

Just FYI as you read this, I ordered both the tops and the skirt in a size XXL. mark. runs by junior sizing, so this is the equivalent of a junior size 17. I typically wear anywhere from a 16-18 in pants (closer to 18) and anywhere from 14-18 (usually an XL) in tops.

Seeing Double Tops:
OK...I want to love these tops...as in both of them. I do love the blue and white stripey one. It fits me perfectly. The black, though, feels completely different and is a little too clingy for me. Both shirts say they are made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex, but the black one feels a lot more spandex-y and the stripey one feels a lot more cotton-y...if that makes any sense. It is just very strange to me because it is supposed to be the same top, just in a different color...but it is very clear upon even touching them that the black one feels more like spandex. I prefer the stripey one because it fits me a little bit looser. I just wish the black one fit the same way. I will still wear the black one though, I just know it won't be as comfortable as it could be.

Flip Over Skirt:
I really, really like the skirt so far...I love that you can just flip it to create something totally different...so it's really like getting two skirts for $28...not bad at all. It is incredibly lightweight so it is perfect for summer. It fits me pretty perfectly, too. I had plenty of room in it and felt very comfortable. The one thing I found kind of strange about it was that the printed side most definitely has a tag attached to it...and you NEED a seam ripper to get it off without ruining the skirt. And, well, I don't own a seam ripper. I guess I should invest in one of those anyway...but still.

Here are some photos that I snapped as I tried them on quickly (I couldn't decide if I liked the skirt high or low on my waist so I took pics of both):

Doesn't that print look gorgeous in the sunlight? :)

Notice how this top looks slightly looser than the previous one? Hmmm...

Both outfits:

So, for a total of $36.40 for both outfits (I paid mark. representative price because I happen to be one, non-rep price would be $56), I'd say these outfits are pretty successful. Hooray!
What do you think of them, seeing them on a real person?

I don't really actively sell mark. at all anymore because I am always so crazy busy with my job but if you like these outfits you can stop by my eBoutique site: www.mymarkstore.com/caseysmith or go to http://www.meetmark.com/. I believe this stuff will go on sale to the public around mid-June.

This week was absolutely insane at school. We had some fun activity going on literally every day and I am exhausted from spending so much time out in the hot hot sun! I hope everyone has a safe and fun Memorial Day weekend! I know I am going to use the extra day off to catch up on some rest and blog reading! Enjoy your long weekend!

♥Case

9 comments:

  1. omg that is sooooo awesome!!! and they looks perfect on you!!! =]

    -Christina <3

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  2. great buy! :D the pattern on the skirt is real pretty, and the tops are so basic and chic!! you can wear em, mix and match with them forever :P :D

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  3. I LOVE that skirt, especially the fancy coloured side and you look beyond fab in both! I want the first outfit now :D

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  4. I am LOVING that skirt! Flippin' beautiful, it is. Great job Case! : )

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  5. I love both outfits! I would wear the skirt higher on the waist, I think it looks better on you higher but its cute either way! You look great

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  6. I love that colourful skirt- you look so cute!

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  7. That skirt is a neat idea. I like the patterned side alot the colors are really nice.

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  8. Very nice!!
    And it's true about the tops!
    I have mine also XXL but I lost weight so they are just right for me now.. I'm typically a L in Mark. clothes only is they are viscose/spandex items.
    If not, just the XL...
    The length of the tops are pretty short....... I have a long torso, but after all the quality is good!

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